Beatrice Tavares, 93

Jul 27, 2022

Beatrice Tavares, 93, of Wareham, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2022, at her home surrounded by family.

Born in Wareham on February 18, 1929, she was the daughter of the late John Perry Pires and Elvira Santos Pires. She was one of five children and lived her entire life in Wareham. She was an avid Bingo player and was well known for her love of scratch tickets. You could often find her at the local Stephen’s Lounge at her table with a soda, chips, keno cards, and scratch tickets. Beatrice was the loved and respected matriarch of her large Tavares family and our Queen of Oakdale. Beatrice will be remembered for her kind loving spirit and sharp quick-witted personality. She will be deeply missed and loved by many.

Beatrice was survived by her children; Cindy Robinson of Wareham, Joseph Tavares Jr. of Wareham, Glen Tavares and his wife Jen Tavares of Wareham, Wayne Tavares and his wife Rhonda Tavares of Fort Myers, FL, Gary Tavares of Wareham, Perry Tavares and his wife Lisa Tavares of Wareham, Naomi Tavares-Silva and her husband Marc Silva of Wareham, Theresa Fontes and her husband Kenny Fontes of Onset, and Tre Tavares of Wareham. She is also survived by 25 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. 

Beatrice was preceded in death by her late husband, Joseph “Tappa” Tavares Sr, her first born child, the late Lynn Tavares, her daughter, the late Trudy Phillips, her son, the late Arnold Tavares, her grandson, the last Joseph Tavares, her sisters, the late Eileen Santiago, Adaline Pina, and Dominga “Dippy” Tavares, and her brother, the late John Perry Jr. 

Relatives and friends are invited to visit on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, at Chapman Funerals & Cremations – Wareham, 2599 Cranberry Hwy. (Rt. 28), Wareham from 4 – 7 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Wareham.

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